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Private Cabin On The South Arkansas River - 10 Minutes to Town and Near Monarch

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Stay Somewhere Unique - on River with Mountain Views; Two Bedrooms plus Loft!

Cabin is ideal for 1-4 people. Due to the rural nature of the property, we cannot accommodate children under age twelve at the cabin.

Come stay at the secluded Roundhouse and experience true privacy and relaxation on over twelve acres of the best Colorado has to offer! This unique get-away is located in the middle of a beautiful meadow surrounded by the sounds of the South Arkansas River and the rustling of large cottonwoods. The stunning sunsets over the Sawatch Mountain Range are easily beheld from the large great room windows. The beetle-kill tongue and groove ceiling spirals twenty feet high to a dome skylight that welcomes natural light during the day and the twinkle of stars at night. Even the views from the multiple bedroom windows beckon a second look. Spotting the abundant wildlife is a favorite and often unavoidable pastime. Anglers enjoy fishing in over 900 feet of private South Arkansas River right out the back door!

The Roundhouse has everything you’ll need on your vacation adventure, complete with full kitchen, a wood burning stove, and a washer and dryer. There are two, private bedrooms, one with a California king bed and one with a double bed. The spacious loft is a great place to play games or watch a movie. Enjoy satellite TV in the living room with over 200 channels for your viewing entertainment.

Conveniently located in the Arkansas River Valley’s banana belt, the Roundhouse is sunny and dry most of the winter yet only approximately ten minutes from the powder at Monarch Mountain. Downtown Salida is an approximately ten minute drive in the opposite direction where you can find a variety of restaurants, art galleries, a hot springs pool, and fun shops to explore. Salida also has a thriving nightlife with an upbeat and casual atmosphere and great music.

Book early – don’t miss out on spending your next vacation at the Roundhouse! Please feel free to contact us for more details or additional photos!

More Details

Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2018

About Christy

Thank you for your interest in our Salida cabin. After a few visits to the area, we fell in love with the community and all the area has to offer. We decided to spend as much time in Salida as possible.

Christy purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Christy chose Salida

We wanted to build a cabin with a small environmental footprint to minimize our impact to this beautiful piece of paradise. Our cabin's round design consists of 27 four foot panels put together in the shape of a circle (over half of the panels are windows or full-light doors). This type of construction helps to keep the cabin toasty warm in the winter and cool in the summer. We also wanted to maximize the view given the scenery is beautiful in every direction. The wood used was formaldehyde-free and the paint and caulk are non-toxic. We tried to implement green building practices wherever possible, including the gypcrete for the in-floor radiant heat or the super efficient boiler (which also supplies endless hot water in case of back-to-back showers!).

What makes this cabin unique

Not only is the cabin wonderful and the land beautiful (I know, we are biased!), the location of the property makes it ideal for fun any time of the year. The cabin is off of a year-round maintained county road. We do get snow, which we love, but it quickly melts in the unique Salida climate (we ensure the snow is plowed on the driveway during our guests' stay, if necessary). Monarch Mountain or the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs are great destinations in the winter. In the summer, whitewater rafting, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, and fishing are great activities to do on a vacation if you like the outdoors (my husband would argue fishing is great EVERY day). Of course, the town of Salida (as well as other near-by towns) are fun any day of the year. Thanks again for looking...and if you choose to stay at the Roundhouse, we hope you and your family or friends enjoy our cabin as much as we do!


Salida Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All fishing is catch and release
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The radiant heat keeps the floor tile nice and warm. Detachable shower head. Plenty of clean linens. Shower seat. Soap and toilet paper provided. Hairdryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , California King
    Second Bedroom - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The Round House gets great cell reception. Most people use their cell phone to create an internet hot-spot. There is also a large loft for extra room. It is set up for movie watching complete with bean bag seating. There is a picnic table outside for additional eating options.


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Private Cabin On The South Arkansas River - 10 Minutes to Town and Near Monarch
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The Colony, Texas

Great home and awesome property

  • 4 of 5

The roundhouse is a lovely place to get away from it all. The home was clean and well appointed. The horses at the ranch next door were an added bonus for my daughter...they would come say hi everyday.

Visting in the summer it would get warm during the day and the little ac unit would struggle to keep the house cool. Not an issue if you are out and about and return in the evening when temperatures drop.

Overall a great experience and everything is as advertised.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! The home was very clean and well equipped. We enjoyed the private feel of the property while being so close to town. We hope to return soon! Thank you Christy for sharing your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you make it back soon!
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perfect connection in every way with nature

  • 5 of 5

wonderful home with all the extras one could think of Enjoyed everything about it and would stay again in a heartbeat. One suggestion however the property did say has one swamp cooler which is different and not as efficient as ac but luckily only needed a few hours that werent for sleeping. Sleeping was great with mother nature providing the cool. what a wonderful place. Relax just thinking of it Thanks Christy!!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Good point on the air conditioning. I will take it off the listing!
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very peaceful

  • 5 of 5

the view of the mountains is AMAZING. this place is very comfortable and peaceful. we went for our honeymoon and definitely had a great week just enjoying nature. the house is equipped with lots of pots and pans lots of kitchen tools etc...we made most of our dinners at the house! there is a wal-mart in the nearby town so you can shop etc. the old town of Salida is so cute and has some nice restaurants as well. there is water (the river i believe) running behind the house, so pretty and tranquil. overall, it was a cozy comfortable house..super cool on the inside. the one complaint is the one bedroom has a king but not super comfortable, but i am just used to a softer mattress i guess. there are plenty of towels, sheets, etc. would recommend to anyone though and we would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. Congrats again and best wishes!
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  • 5 of 5

Great location between Salida and Monarch Mt. Unique and cool round house. Enjoyed fires in the chiminea, the bench by the creek, indoor time looking through the huge windows. Was a great place to enjoy Colorado! Owner has been great to work with. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. We are glad you enjoyed your visit!!
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful little spot. Close enough to town.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We were glad you could make the trip.
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Car: recommended

A few things to do in the area:

Skiing and Snowboarding at Monarch.

Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, and Snowmobiling. Mt. Princeton Hot Springs. Spas.

Arkansas River Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, and Fly Fishing.

Mountain Biking on the Monarch Crest Trail.

Hiking (up for a 14er?), Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Horse Back Riding, Golfing, and Hunting.

Wine Tasting.

Also visit Ghost Towns, Antique Shops, and the fine Art Galleries.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70

No children under age 12. Four night or greater stay preferred during summer but will accept fewer nights within 10 days of booking window. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Monthly rentals on a case by case basis. Please call even if your desired time is booked - reservations often change at the last minute! Higher rates apply to other holidays and special events as determined by the owners. No pets. All fishing is catch and release. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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